Biden rejoins WHO

Biden rejoins WHO
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  • calendar-gray 21 January 2021

The new administration also made a decision to re-engage with the WHO, after Trump announced in May that Washington was formally terminating its relationship with the organization and redirecting funding to other public heath initiatives, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The former US president then claimed that the body helped China conceal information about the origins of COVID-19. 

Guterres also welcomed Biden’s decision to rejoin the WHO.

“We’ll press forward with speed and urgency, for we have much to do in this winter of peril and significant possibilities — much to repair, much to restore, much to heal, much to build and much to gain,” Biden said during his inaugural address.

Back in September, WHO said its January 30 emergency declaration gave the United States sufficient time to prepare for the pandemic while Beijing has said it has been transparent about the details of the virus's origins.

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